Tom Holland might be just a couple of years removed from high school himself, but to prepare for his gig as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming, he decided to relive the joy of science classes and cafeteria lunches. He just couldn’t let anyone know that Spider-Man was in their midst.
Business Insider reports that in February 2016, Holland went undercover at Bronx High School of Science to shadow a science honor student who is basically a real-life Peter Parker (just without the whole Spider-Man thing, we assume). Bronx Science is one of the most distinguished high schools in the country, so it stands to reason that’s the kind of place Peter Parker would probably attend anyway, right?
Sporting his America accent, Holland spent two days going through the motions at Bronx Science, taking a schedule that included Advanced Placement physics, linear algebra and differential equations, experimental engineering, AP calculus, AP microeconomics, and AP English literature. Piece of cake, right? Well, not really. Holland eventually got bored with the material and spent most of his time trying to convince students that he really was playing Spider-Man. Admittedly, most of them just thought he was crazy.
The ruse only came to an end when he tried to convince some girls of his real identities and they Googled him. The news spread like, well, news around a high school. So pretty quickly. Regardless, let it never be said that Holland isn’t wholly committed to his craft.
(Via Business Insider)